All Posts Tagged With: "immigration"

Bernie Sanders Takes on Arizona’s Joe Arpaio

While speaking in Arizona at one of its casino resorts, Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate for his party’s nomination, criticized Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for picking on those with no power. Vermont Senator Sanders took on Arpaio by accusing him of carrying out un-American behavior. Sanders, while speaking at the resort, also pledged to […]

Democratic Debate: Sanders and Clinton Find Common Ground

Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred during their latest Democratic debate over immigration Wednesday night, just days prior to a crucial contest in Florida. However, the two directed their biggest strikes toward Donald Trump the front-runner of the Republican race. Sanders and Clinton, competing to win the Hispanic vote in next Tuesday’s primary […]

Bernie Sanders Gives President Obama’s Immigration Criticism

Bernie Sanders is increasing the pressure on the White House administration over the immigration enforcement initiatives taking fresh aim at the controversial program only days prior to the presidential contest for Democrats in Nevada. Sanders through a letter he wrote with Raul Grijalva a Democrat from Arizona, criticizes the Priority Enforcement Program that is in […]

President Obama to Appeal Ruling on Immigration to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to clear the way for the overhaul of far reaching proportions he made of the immigration system of the country. This will set up a big battle in the highest court in the country over whether more than 5 million undocumented immigrants will be able to […]

Joe Arpaio Loses Another Immigration Fight in Court

Joseph Arpaio lost a fight on Friday in his battle over immigration with the Obama administration. The ruling on Friday set down by the U.S. Court of Appeals was unanimous that Arpaio, whose Maricopa County, Arizona department has aggressively attempted to deport undocumented immigrants, did not have a standing to sue. The sheriff complained that […]

Scott Walker Admits to Changing Stance on Immigration

Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin and a presumptive Republican candidate for the presidential nomination, says he changed his stance on immigration and does not back any longer the comprehensive reform that allows undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. after being penalized. On Sunday, Walker told an interviewer on television that his view had […]

Obama Vows to Aggressively Defend Immigration

On Wednesday, President Obama vowed to do all that was necessary to defend his executive actions of recent to shield millions of the country’s undocumented immigrants from being deported. While taking part in a town hall forum on immigration while in Miami, Obama said a recent ruling against his immigration policies by a Texas federal […]

White House Putting Plans for Immigration on Hold

The White House administration put its new program of deportation relief on hold this week just a day before it was to launch, complying with the order by a federal judge that roiled the immigrant communities across the country and hardened a stalemate that was already tense on Capitol Hill. President Obama promised to appeal […]

Report: Businesses Given Incentives to Hire Undocumented Immigrants

Under the sweeping action by President Barack Obama on illegal immigration, businesses will reportedly have an incentive per employee of $3,000 to hire undocumented immigrants. Because of an ObamaCare glitch, businesses will not be facing a penalty for not providing the immigrants any health care, reported a national newspaper. Undocumented immigrations are not eligible for […]

Impacts Now and Down the Road in Immigration

On Thursday night, President Obama announced Executive Action regarding immigration. Some of his measures start immediately, while others will take more time. The reforms that have deferred action will not be implemented fully for as long as six months, at which time applications will be accepted. At the same time, the President waits as well […]

President Likely to Grant Protection to Undocumented Immigrants

As the U.S. President, Barack Obama has the authority to grant protection from any deportation to undocumented immigrants. The big question following the midterm election is whether Obama will grant that protection for the immigrants and if so at what time. There is also speculation as to who will be the beneficiaries of the plan […]

House Speaker Boehner Warns President on Immigration

Just two days after his party ran roughshod over the Democrats in the midterm election, John Boehner the Speaker of the House became the second top Republican to warn President Barack Obama against any unilateral action on immigration. Boehner said that action would poison the well for cooperation with the new Congress that will be […]

Tight Races in Senate Could be Influenced by Immigration

This summer when the race for the U.S. Senate heated up in Arkansas, Mark Pryor was under attack from his congressional opponent with an inaccurate and nasty ad that claimed the Democrat supported giving benefits of social security to people with forged identities who worked illegally in the U.S. Michelle Nunn a Democratic candidate in […]

Border Deployment Started by Texas National Guard

The first group of troops from the Texas National Guard has arrived at the U.S./Mexico border and is taking up its respective positions said local law enforcement in the area of Hidalgo County. The troops have taken up posts on observation and surveillance towers, which deputies put in place to monitor crowds as well as […]

Guatemalan Wants a Central American Plan to Stop Emigration

Otto Perez Molina the President of Guatemala said the best way to deal with the surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border between Mexico and the United States would be for the U.S. to implement a plan that is similar to the multi-billion dollar initiative Washington has in Colombia. Perez Molina added that something must […]

Deporting of Children Begins in the U.S.

The United States has deported its first group of children. On Monday, a flight landed in Honduras with the first children to be deported since President Obama made a pledge to speed up the overall process of sending undocumented immigrant children back to their countries in Central America. Fleeing poverty and violence, children in record […]

Perry Testifies at Congressional Field Hearing

The thousands of children from Central America who are entering illegally into the United States are both a national security and humanitarian crisis, said Governor Rick Perry of Texas on Thursday at a South Texas Congressional Field Hearing. Over 52,000 children who were unaccompanied have been detained by authorities since October of 2013. Three fourths […]

Obama Directs Federal Officials to Lead Border Relief

Citing a humanitarian situation, President Barack Obama directed officials from the federal government to lead a relief effort due to a surge of children crossing the border between the U.S. and Mexico alone. The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate will be in charge of coordinating the response by the federal government […]

Homeland Security Reviewing Release of Convicted Immigrants

Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security, under pressure from members of Congress, said on Thursday he was currently reviewing the release of immigrants from jail that were illegally in the country, had been convicted of various crimes and were facing deportation. Last year Homeland Security released over 36,000 such immigrants. The undocumented immigrants had […]

Obama Orders Deportation Review

On Thursday, the White House said President Obama ordered that deportation practices be reviewed, an announcement made amidst pressure from Hispanic organizations to cut back on the number of deportations. In Thursday evening a meeting, the president told Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders that he asked Jeh Johnson the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the […]

Boehner All but Rules out Immigration Legislation

John Boehner the U.S. Speaker of the House was pessimistic over the possible passage of any immigration legislation prior to the midterm elections this fall. The Speaker said it would be hard for the House, which is led by the Republicans, to act on immigration, which has been made a top priority of President Obama […]

Republicans Preparing Immigration Plan

The Republican leadership in the House of Representatives will call for a pathway to legal status this week in its framework for immigration reform legislation. However, the path will not include citizenship for many of the adults amongst the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. For those immigrants brought into the U.S. […]

Reform of Immigration in U.S. Still Just a Hope

Mitt Romney says that dealing with the issue of immigration is something the Republicans must do. Only six months ago, it looked in the U.S. as though Congress was closer than ever to finally agreeing to the reform of the country’s immigration laws that would give a pathway to U.S. citizenship to the estimated 11 […]